What Do Graphic Designers Do?
A career in graphic design can take many forms across a wide variety of industries. Essentially, graphic designers use visual art to communicate a particular message or create branding for a company. Maybe that looks like designing a company logo, a website, printed marketing materials or the cover of a novel. The options are endless.
Graphic designers often find great success in the advertising, marketing and public relations industries. While the projected growth rate of the graphic design career is only 3%, there are hundreds of job openings and ample work to be had. As of 2021, the average annual salary of a graphic designer was about $50,710 but you can expect $30-$40,000 if you’re just starting out.